Ikigai for Vegans! with Elise Marie Collins

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IKIGAI FOR VEGANS! WITH ELISE MARIE COLLINS, WEDS. NOV. 6 AT 6 PM

On Weds. Nov. 6 at 6 pm, Elise Marie Collins, author, wellness lecturer and yoga instructor, will give an amazing presentation on Ikigai for Vegans.

WHAT IS IT?

Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means "a reason for being." It indicates the source of value in one's life or the things that make one's life worthwhile. The word translated to English roughly means "thing that you live for" or "the reason for which you wake up in the morning."

Your Ikigai sparks an inner light and joy that will influence your health and well being mentally, physically and emotionally. Those that embrace a plant-based diet are following what is known as Sattvic diet in Ayurveda. What you eat affects your consciousness and a Sattvic diet brings light and enlightenment which supports you in discovering and amplifying the light of your Ikigai. Discover your what brings you joy, your Ikigai.

HOW IMPORTANT IS IKIGAI?

It has been statistically proven that ikigai is correlated with a lower level of stress and an overall feeling of being healthy. Some studies showed that people that don't feel ikigai are more likely to experience cardiovascular diseases.

Ikigai balances out the secretion of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin and β-endorphin. Some studies demonstrate that a sense of purpose (goal) in life/ikigai is negatively correlated with a need for approval from others and anxiety.. Studies also found that ikigai is associated with longevity.

VEGANS SHOULD HAVE A CORNER ON IKIGAI

Respect for all sentient life. Saving the environment. Promoting optimal health and peace for the peoples of the world. We should have it made!

But do we? Elise Marie will guide us to make it happen. She will answer these important questions: "How can we use our inner drives and desires to support health, wellness, and longevity? And how can we find purpose in the world and use it to make a HUGE difference in our community and worldwide, and live a more vibrant and healthy life as well?

ABOUT ELISE MARIE COLLINS

Helping students and clients form healthy lifestyle patterns is Elise Marie Collins’ passion and life purpose. Her firm belief is that when we take care of our bodies, our purpose and dharma emerges from this foundation of health.

Elise has authored three books on healthy living. Her latest, Super Ager, inspires readers to optimize their well-being for longevity in the 21st century and beyond. As a founding editor of the Yoga Health Coaching Blog, she helps other yoga teachers and holistic health coaches hone their blogging skills.

As a graduate of the Berkeley Psychic Institute, she has developed and used her intuition to help students and clients easily shift their lives in profound and powerful ways. As a recently matriculated student in the USC Master of Arts program in Gerontology, she is quickly becoming become a Nationally known expert in longevity and healthy aging.

ALL THAT AND DINNER TOO!!!!

First, enjoy a delicious full-course vegan dinner. Beverages and desserts included. ALL vegan. ALL health-supporting. ALL you care to eat! Bring a container and take some home.

Location is the Opera Plaza Community Room, 601 Van Ness, San Francisco. Take the elevator to the mezzanine, then follow the signs down the hall to the right.

A fifteen dollar requested donation covers it all! The dinner, the important lecture, and more. Why so inexpensive? Because we are a local nonprofit organization here to serve the community. The nutritionist and the presenter are donating their time. Funds go toward facility rental, food, transport and other costs.

RSVP to reserve your place! Do so here, or email to: [masked] OR call (888)[masked].

See you there!